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Nancy's Notes

“The Last Season” by Stuart Stevens, “Ashley Bell” by Dean Koontz.

        We have had a lot of fun this year with our Christmas activities. The Jingle Jam had a great turn-out. I’d like to thank the Chamber for their hard work organizing the morning. Our next event was an evening with Santa. I would guess that probably 100 people came to greet him. The children enjoyed a story, two craft projects, and time to present their list to Santa. We all had a lot of fun. When you receive this week’s paper we will have hosted our final holiday celebration. Kathy Deimerly presented “A Taste of Christmas”, by sharing easy holiday recipes. I’d like to thank her as well as Daisey’s, Hearts and Flowers, and that Iowa Girl in making the evening a success.

        My first book is entitled, “The Last Season” which was written by Stuart Stevens. It is the account of a son who returns to his native South to spend quality time with his ninety-five-year-old dad. The books tells of their sharing the joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. After growing up in Jackson, Stuart Stevens built a successful career as a writer and political consultant. In the fall of 2012, not long after he turned sixty, the presidential campaign he’d worked on suffered defeat. Grappling with a sense of loss and mortality, he began asking himself some tough questions, not least about his relationship with his father. The two of them had spent little time together for decades. He made a resolution: to invite his father to attend a season of Ole Miss football games together, as they’d done when college football provided a way for his father to guide him through childhood. Now, driving to and from the games, and cheering from the stands, they take stock of their lives as father and son, and as individuals, reminding themselves of their unique bond.

        Not one of my favorites, but popular with many of our readers, is Dean Koontz. His latest is entitled, “Ashley Bell”. Bibi Blair is a fierce, dauntless young woman whose doctor says she has one year to live. Her response is, “We’ll see.” Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science. A mysterious woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what and from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she? Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.

        We recently purchased several Christmas DVDs to add to our collection. If you can’t find a favorite movie on television, stop in and see if we have a copy.
                Come see us: Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Our Holiday hours are: closing at 8:00 p.m. on December 23 and opening once at noon on December 28. We will also close at 3:00 p.m. on December 31 and open once more at noon on January 4.




Wed. Dec. 23 12-8 as usual
Thurs. Dec. 24 Closed
Fri. Dec. 25 Closed Merry Christmas
Sat. Dec. 26 Closed
Sun. Dec. 27 Closed as usual
Mon. Dec. 28 12-8 as usual
Tues. Dec. 29 12-8 as usual
Wed. Dec. 30 12-8 as usual
Thurs. Dec. 31 10-3 early closing
Fri. Jan. 1 Closed Happy New Year
Sat. Jan. 2 Closed


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